On June 7, 2018 at 7 p.m., 360 students from the Mercer Island High School class of 2018 graduated at Key Arena. Click here to read the speeches from the valedictorians, student and teacher speaker and class officers! Continue reading 2018 MIHS Graduation
By Joy Francke and Hannah Whobrey
With AP exam season in full swing, the pressure for students at Mercer Island to succeed grows each week. But what is it like to be the teacher during this stressful time?
Ron Adams is a substitute teacher working at MIHS. He worked as a drawing and painting teacher at MIHS for 27 years, and has been substituting since 2000 when he retired from teaching. In honor of Substitute Appreciation Week, the MIHS Islander sat down with one of MIHS’ most popular substitute teachers.
Annika Bhananker & Kate Francke
Washington state lawmakers passed the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act on July 23, 2017. This year, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has declared April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and law enforcement agencies will be ready to nab offenders on the state’s roads.
By Walt McKelvie
On March 21,Washington Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5064, a bill designed to protect student newspapers from censorship by school and district administrations.
By Hannah Whobrey
On March 14, over 750 MIHS students left their classes to attend a student-led walkout as part of a national movement to support the Parkland shooting survivors and to demand common-sense gun laws. Continue reading “Through a Walkout, Students Take a Strong Stance Against Gun Violence In Schools”
Alyssa Alhadeff, 14 Alyssa was a freshman. She wanted to be a lawyer or a professional soccer player. A senior on her soccer team remembered her as always sweet and everyone laughed when she was around. The US Soccer Women’s National Team honored Alyssa on March 7th at a match in Orlando, Florida. Scott Beigel, 35 Scott was a geography teacher and a cross-country coach. … Continue reading Seventeen Victims of the Parkland Shooting
By Annika Bhananker and Annie Poole
In hundreds of cities across the country, many protesters took to the streets for the 2018 Women’s March in an act of unity. but many young activists are continuing the movement by creating tangible change within the community throughout the whole year. Continue reading “What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?”
By Joy Francke
Events in the last hundred years have built up the pressure that led to the recent cultural eruption of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Women have faced a dark and disturbing reality since first entering the workplace. Today, women are finally speaking out against the sexual harassment and abuse of power perpetuated by their male colleges. However, this abuse is in no way a new phenomenon. Society has come a long way since 1920, when women were told to simply quit their jobs if they could not handle the sexual abuse, yet there is still a long way to go. Continue reading “A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace”